September 2, 2005

The San Antonio Spurs today announced that they have signed free agent guard/forward Michael Finley. Per club policy terms of the agreement were not announced.

The 6-7, 225-pound Finley joins the Spurs after spending the previous eight and a half seasons with the Dallas Mavericks. He was originally drafted 21st overall by the Phoenix Suns in the 1995 NBA Draft.

We are extremely pleased to have a player of Michaels caliber joining our franchise, said Spurs Head Coach Gregg Popovich. He brings an All-Star level of talent to the floor and a high degree of character to the locker room.

The two-time All-Star (2000 and 2001) has averaged 19.0 points, 5.1 rebounds, 3.7 assists and 1.16 steals while appearing in 735 regular season contests. Finley is a career .370 (945-2,557) shooter from behind the arc and is the Mavericks franchise leader in three-pointers made and attempted. He has led the NBA in minutes played three times in his career (1996-97, 1999-2000, 2000-01). In 1996 he was named to the NBAs All-Rookie First Team and finished third in Rookie of the Year voting. He is also one of two players taken in the 1995 NBA Draft to have averaged 20-plus points in four consecutive seasons (Kevin Garnett is the other).

Finley played in 64 regular season games for the Mavericks last season where he averaged 15.7 points, 4.1 rebounds and 2.6 assists while connecting on .407 (116-285) of his three-point attempts. He also averaged 13.1 points, 4.3 rebounds, 2.2 assists and 1.31 assists in 13 postseason contests.

The 32-year-old Finley enjoyed his best season during the 1999-2000 campaign when he averaged 22.6 points, 6.3 rebounds, 5.3 assists, 1.33 steals while appearing in all 82 games. He was named to his first All-Star team where he paced the Western Conference reserves with 11 points on 5-6 shooting. 


Translate by David Liao

San Antonio Spurs今天宣怖它們今天簽下了自由球員Michael Finley但祥細合約內容卻沒公怖。

Finley6呎7吋,255磅在加入Spurs之前在Dallas Maricks待了8季半,他原本是在1995年第21順位由Phoenix Suns選中加入NBA。

我們非常的高興能有機會能夠簽下Michael Finley,Spurs總教練Gregg Popovich說。他把明星等級般的才氣帶到場上,而在休息室也保持高尚的氣質。

兩次名星賽(2000和2001年),在他的735場例行賽中他有平均19分,5.1籃板3.7助功及1.16次的抄劫的成績,Finley在3分線以外投射的生涯命中率有3成7(945-2,557)的射手以及是Mavericks3分球的投射及投中的記錄保持者,在他的身涯中他曾是NBA記錄保持者達3次之多(1996-97, 1999-2000, 2000-01),他曾在1996年入選新人第一隊以及在年度新人投票中第三名,他同時也是從1995年以後新秀球季開始平均分數在20分以上的唯二球員(另一位球員是Kevin Garnett )。




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